Flaming Lips to Perform in Nashville on March 29 in Support of Oczy Mlody Release

The Flaming Lips released Hear It Is in January of 1986. Thirty-one years later, in January 2017, the band released Oczy Mlody, the Lips’ 14th full-length studio album (among many other collaborations and compilations).

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If you are familiar with the Flaming Lips’ music, good on you! If you have seen them live before, kudos! if you haven’t, I highly recommend you give it a shot. Soon you will have a chance; along with the 2017 album release the band has set up tour dates across the U.S. and in Canada, England, Spain, Belgium and Wales. A Nashville stop happens Wednesday, March 29, at the War Memorial Auditorium downtown.

The Flaming Lips, a psychedelic rock group with a very large catalog of music, has made conceptual masterpieces, pop albums, Zaireeka (a four-CD release made to be played from four different CD players at the same time), acoustic and Christmas albums.

The live show is fun, to say the very least. I have seen the Flaming Lips 15-plus times and still want to see them again. It’s hard to explain; it is certainly a visual and musical experience unlike any other musical act. You can expect a ton of lights, confetti, balloons, costumes, set changes and music to top off the sensory overload.

This show should be interesting—The Flaming Lips often play outdoors and I am excited to hear the difference indoors. War Memorial Auditorium is a beautiful, 2,000-seat performance hall across from the Tennessee State Capitol Building. The March 29 show is set to start at 8 p.m. Doors should open at 7 p.m., and I recommend showing up early and getting a good spot to call home for a few hours.

For more on the Flaming Lips, visit flaminglips.com; for tickets, visit wmarocks.com.

Wayne george-salisbury


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